• Multicultural Choral Concert

    Join us for our 3rd Annual Multicultural Choral Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Bishop Ireton High School

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  • Diocesan Multicultural Mass & Fair

    Join Bishop Michael F. Burbidge in worship and celebration on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church. All are welcome!

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News, Events and Activities

Check out the many news updates, activities and events from the various ministries within our office. 

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Check out our blog, United Through Diversity, which features stories and updates from our diocesan cultural communities.

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Multicultural Mass Information

Discover when and where to attend a Mass in a different language or with a specific culture. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington offers multiple, regular Masses for the following communities: Brazilian, Cameroon, Deaf Ministry, Eritrean (Ge'ez Rite), Filipino, Irish (Gaelic), Ghanaian, Indian Syro-Malabar Rite, Indian (Tamil), Korean, Sierra Leone and Vietnamese.

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Simbang Gabi 2017

All are welcome to join the Filipino Catholic Community in the 9-day novena celebration leading up to Christmas! Masses are said throughout the Diocese of Arlington every night for nine days.

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Check Out What's Going On with the Catholic Church around the World

Learn more about the advancements with the Catholic Church in countries all around the world, from the Americas, to Europe, to the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The Vatican Radio website provides such information, keeping Catholics across the world up-to-date with the Catholic Church.

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Summer Events

Youth Summer Events

Join the youth at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alexandria for fun summer activities! Youth events take place on May 5, June 24, July 28 and August 19. Events include a walkathon, youth day, trip to Kings Dominion and a Back to School party.

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Sisters in the Spirit Summer Meeting

Join Sisters in the Spirit for their Summer Meeting at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 711 N. Columbus Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. All are welcome! The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Speakers and topics include Beverly Anderson, speaking about the USCCB Convocation for Catholic Leaders, and Patricia English, speaking about the National Black Catholic Congress XII. A BBQ Lunch will be provided. Please join us!

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Korean American Day of Prayer: "Come and See" - John 1:39

All are welcome at St. Paul Chung Catholic Church in Fairfax for a Vocations Conference in both Korean and English. Workshops are led by priests and sisters to help you grow a deeper faith through a proper understanding of vocations. Please join us!

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National Black Catholic Men's Conference 2017

The National Black Catholic Men's Conference will be held in Miami, Florida from October 5-8, 2017, with the theme, "The Challenge is to Silence the Mind." From the Conference: "We gather in Christ's presence in an atmosphere of trust, equality and anonymity to share personal feelings and experiences. We unconditionally accept one another and prayerfully support one another. We feel encouraged by the Holy Spirit to share with one another... Men to Men!"

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Marian Rosary Congress & Pilgrimage on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Join Bishop Bernardito Auza and Fr. Wade L.J. Menezes at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for a Marian Pilgrimage from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The pilgrimage will include Marian music, recitation of the Rosary, Marian talks, confessions, a procession and Holy Mass. All are welcome!

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International Cultural Festival

Join us for the International Cultural Festival! The festival will be on October 7 at Bishop O'Connell High School from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Watch cultural performances, try various ethnic cuisine, participate in arts and crafts and check out the many vendors that will be present at this event. Admission is free. All are welcome!

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Tekakwitha Conference Pilgrimage: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Join the Tekakwitha Conference on a Pilgrimage to Mexico in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The pilgrimage includes round trip air transportation to Mexico, 6 nights at centrally-located, first class hotels, daily breakfast and dinner, assistance of local Catholic guides, sightseeing and admission.

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Minkisi 20th Anniversary Mini-Retreat

Join the Minkisi Ministry at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The theme is: My Soul Does Magnify the Lord; And My Spirit Sings of God, My Savior! The retreat begins with Mass in the Church, followed by breakout sessions in Father Ray Hall. All are welcome! For more information, contact Cecilia Braveboy at jisaac3@verizon.net or 703-979-5389.

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Learn to Read the Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish

Learn to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish, with fellow Polish American Catholics from the Diocese of Arlington. We will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet in English followed by learning the Chaplet in Polish -- plus learn how to incorporate the meditation and meaning of the four wounds of Christ while saying the Chaplet.

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